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U.S. Drone Base In Africa Approved By Niger

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NIAMEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Niger has given permission for U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara, a senior government source said.

The U.S. ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made the request at a meeting on Monday with President Mahamadou Issoufou, who immediately accepted it, the source said.

“Niger has given the green light to accepting American surveillance drones on its soil to improve the collection of intelligence on Islamist movements,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

The drones could be stationed in Niger’s northern desert region of Agadez, which borders Mali, Algeria and Libya, the source said.

A spokesperson for the United States’ African Command (AFRICOM) declined to comment.

The United States already has drones and surveillance aircraft stationed at several points around Africa. Its only permanent military base is in the small country of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, more than 3,000 miles (5,000 km) from Mali.

After her talks with Issoufou, Williams told reporters they had discussed economic and military cooperation and development issues. She also expressed Washington’s appreciation for the French-led military mission to expel an alliance of al Qaeda-linked fighters from northern Mali.

French and Malian troops retook control of the ancient trading town of Timbuktu on Monday, as they drove deep into the heart of the desert region the size of Texas seized by Islamist fighters last year.

Washington has provided military transport planes to airlift men and equipment into Mali but said it will not send combat troops.

The head of the U.S. Africa Command, General Carter Ham, visited Niger last month. The poor, landlocked West Africa state has said it wants to have closer security cooperation with Washington. (Reporting by Abdoulaye Massalatchi, Additional reporting by John Irish in Paris; Writing by Daniel Flynn. Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/us-drone-base-africa-niger-approved_n_2572432.html

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6 Responses to U.S. Drone Base In Africa Approved By Niger

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Niger has given permission for U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara, a senior government source said.”

    And if they had refused permission? What then?

    “French and Malian troops retook control of the ancient trading town of Timbuktu on Monday, as they drove deep into the heart of the desert region the size of Texas seized by Islamist fighters last year.”

    Exactly HOW does one ‘seize’ a desert??? And how does one defend sand dunes???

    • Angel-NYC says:

      That’s “French Troops Will Be Leaving Quickly”. (Just sent that story to Henry) Combine this story with them leaving and, the way I see it, 2 + 2 =

      • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

        Nothing good will come of it, that’s a given.

        How are you two holding up, Angel? Everything O.K.? Any more POS cop problems?

        • Angel-NYC says:

          Holding on and fighting through.
          (As for the rest, I’ll have to fill you in. Not stuff I want to aire to Everyone on the open waves. )
          Thanks for asking. :)

          • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

            I’ll call you this weekend, on Sunday. I have an all day meeting on Saturday. (free minutes on the weekend, you know) :-)

      • diggerdan says:

        Yea I also sent in a article on monday. about this. It was the one with the guy speaking Belgium. Some people called me and said they didn`t watch it because of the language barrier. What you had to do was to hit that closed caption button at the bottom of that video for translation. That was also a good vid. on this subject.

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